Venice: Doge's Palace Guided-Tour & Gondola Ride

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Experience two of the Top Sights of Venice in a single guided tour. Admire the majesty of the Doge's Palace and enjoy a traditional Gondola ride through the Grand Canal and breathtaking inner canals.

Highlights

  • Get in touch with the fascinating history of Venice
  • Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Admire Venice from the water with a Gondola ride
  • Discover the small and picturesque narrow channels that can only be reached by Gondola

Description

Commence your day of sightseeing with a detailed guided tour that will show you the treasures hidden in the Doge's Palace in Venice. Thanks to this charming Doge's Palace tour, you will be transported back in time centuries to when Venice was at its golden age and the Doge's Palace was the center of the political power of the Serenissima. Your enchanting Palazzo Ducale Venice Tour takes you to the most significant places of the ancient Republic of Venice, the richly decorated rooms of the Doge's Apartment with its large enclosed courtyard, up to the Armoury, the dungeons and the well-known Bridge of sighs: a complete visit to learn and fully enjoy the gorgeous Doge's Palace. The Doge's Palace tour will take about an hour, you will admire the Opera Museum, which houses the ancient capitals of the porch and portico of Doge's Palace, the ancient honour entrance of the Doge's Palace, the Giant's Staircase, with the two statues of Mars and Neptune sculpted by Sansovino, the Lodge Atrium, from which you can admire the beautiful views of the courtyard of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square, the famous Golden Staircase, with marble statues dedicated to Atlas and Hercules and the Institutional Chambers. The tour also includes a visit to the splendid Sighs Bridge, which connects the Doge's Palace to the New Prisons. The second part of your tour will begin with a gondola ride. During this experience, you will be able to appreciate the distinctive smaller canals of the city, where you can marvel at a hidden Venice from the typical canals. The gondola ride will take you to the most famous theatre in Venice, La Fenice, to admire its sensational exteriors from the water. Located in the district of San Marco, La Fenice is the main opera house in Venice and its construction dates back to 1790, designed by Giannantonio Selva. You will experience unique and unforgettable moments during this tour that will acquaint you with 'the floating city'.

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Guided tour Admission to the Doge’s Palace Gondola ride

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